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Two graduate from Alabama Banking School

Jessica Diaz
Jessica Diaz


Matt Oglesby
Matt Oglesby

Shelley Hildebrand, corporate communications manager of the Alabama Banking School, recently announced that Jessica Diaz and Matt Oglesby from CB&S Bank graduated July 24 from the Alabama Banking School in Mobile.

Sponsored by the Alabama Bankers Association, the school is administered by a 26-member faculty comprising bankers and industry professionals. Faculty members are dedicated to teaching the latest trends and best practices to help students become more knowledgeable bank employees.

The school’s staff consists of former graduates who are active bankers in the state of Alabama.

Students attended three week-long sessions during a two-year period to complete the program. At the conclusion of each session, students must successfully complete two final exams. While not in session, students are required to complete extensive home study problems.

During the third and final session, students form teams and participate in a bank simulation program called BankExec. This program allows students to make strategic decisions for a virtual bank to give a more complete picture of how these decisions affect bank performance.

Diaz serves as vice president, training manager of CB&S Bank, and she proudly led her peers while serving the role of class president. Oglesby serves as senior vice president, human resources director of CB&S Bank. He was honored to be named class salutatorian of this year’s graduating class.